Argo Group Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend, Raising Per Share Amount by 25%

  Argo Group Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend, Raising Per Share Amount by 25%

Business Wire

HAMILTON, Bermuda -- February 15, 2013

Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NasdaqGS: AGII), an international
underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products, announced today
its board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of 15 cents per
share on the company's common stock, an increase of 3 cents per share, or 25%,
to the amount declared in previous quarters. The dividend will be paid on
March 15, 2013 to shareholders of record on March 1, 2013.

ABOUT ARGO GROUP INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS, LTD.

Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NasdaqGS: AGII) is an international
underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products in the property
and casualty market. Argo Group offers a full line of products and services
designed to meet the unique coverage and claims handling needs of businesses
in four primary segments: Excess & Surplus Lines, Commercial Specialty,
International Specialty and Syndicate 1200. Argo Group's insurance
subsidiaries are A. M. Best-rated 'A' (Excellent) (third highest rating out of
16 rating classifications) with a stable outlook, and Argo's U.S. insurance
subsidiaries are Standard and Poor's-rated 'A-' (Strong) with a stable
outlook. More information on Argo Group and its subsidiaries is available at
www.argolimited.com.

Contact:

Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd.
George Luecke, 212-607-8802
Group Treasurer
 
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